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Illinois Teachers' Retirement System: Private Equity Performance

This case examines performance assessment in private equity (PE). Its main purpose is to familiarize students with the current guidelines regarding disclosure practices in PE and the performance metri ...

Public Provision of Water

This note is used in the Darden course elective, "The Economics of Water." In many cities, water, sewage, and electricity utilities are city-owned, not-for-profit institutions. Indeed, a 2011 survey o ...

Withdrawing Water from an Aquifer: The Economics

Water is a renewable natural resource. Driven by solar energy and gravity, the global water cycle indefinitely circulates water through the atmosphere, over continents, and across oceans. On a more lo ...

The Water Cycle, Climate Change, and (Some of) Their Interactions

This note is assigned in Darden's course elective, "Global Economics of Water." There is more than enough fresh water to satisfy the world's needs. The primary concern, however, is the geographical mi ...

Securing a City's Future Water Supply: Building a Reservoir in Charlottesville, Virginia

The case is about a city's water security and draws on the intense debate about the construction of a reservoir in a college town in Virginia in the wake of a record drought. The case highlights the r ...

Albina Ruiz and "Healthy City"

Industrial engineering student Albina Ruiz was disturbed by the trash she saw around her in Lima, Peru. It was the late 1980s, and uncollected trash was a huge problem for many of the poorer urban are ...

Wells Fargo: Solar Energy for Los Angeles Branches (A)

In the first case of a two-part series, a strategic finance manager at Wells Fargo with experience installing solar panel systems on bank branches crunches the numbers for a similar project in the Los ...

Sustainable Procurement at SNCF: An Impressionist's Approach to Transformation

With a global leadership and sustainability perspective, this case uses SNCF, a state-owned railway and public service company based in France, to set the stage for an analysis of change management in ...

AtHomeCare, Inc.: Health Care Services Rollup

In mid-April 2010, Clark McCullough, a partner at Ardent Capital, reviewed the final investment memorandum concerning a possible $110 million investment in AtHomeCare, Inc., a private company providin ...

The Big Dry and Australia's Water Markets

"This case is used in Darden's first-year course, ""Global Economies and Markets,"" and taught at the University of Virginia's School of Architecture, though it is also appropriate for courses in envi ...

Water Markets from an Economic Point of View

Recent droughts and the increase in food prices they trigger underscore that freshwater scarcity is bound to be a major challenge of the 21st century. Increased water demand due to population growth a ...

CornerStone Partners

Lumina, a foundation focused on increasing both access to and success in higher education for U.S. students, is dealing with the recent resignation of its chief investment officer. The CFO reviews the ...
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